In this version special plastic glide shoes are mounted on the side of the chain link every 1.000 to 2.000 mm. The function of these guide elements resembles the leeboards used on sail boats. Some of these leeboards are conceived in such a way that in contact with firm ground they pivot upward and enable the continuation of the travel. Similarly the glide shoes in AUTOGLIDE go up and down, each according to its position as lower run or upper run of the chain. They provide the precise lateral guidance and a smooth glide of the E-Chain®. The glide shoes are mounted on every 20th chain link from the fixed end of the e-chain®. Feed point = end of travel Chain length = S + K
Number of glide shoes = (chain length [m] - 4 m)/1,12 m
Please note: In addition to the outer width of the chain, there are 31 mm for the width of the two gliding elements!
* The required clearance height is HF = H + 35 mm (at 2 kg/m additional load), this should be observed for all types of applications.Please consult igus® if space is particurlarly restricted.
** The calculated length corresponds to the chain length without mounting brackets.
A= Moving end, B= Fixed endPitch: 56 mmlinks per m: 18travel: SChain length = S/2 + K
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Designing with igus®
8 widths and 8 bending radii
Interior separation in 3 options
3 mounting bracket options
Various strain relief systems possible
Option 1: Separators
Option 2: Full-width shelves
Option 3: lower shelves
Separators are an option to partition the interior of the snap-open chain (Series 2600/2700). Separators with wide base or spacers can be used, if a wide gap should be kept between the dividers. Both are predominantly used in side-mounted chains.
Full width shelf
This option exists for the chains in the series 2600/2700. It makes sense when using multiple thin cables with similar or equal diameters. These versions fill the entire inner width of the chain.
This possibility exists for the snap-open chains of the 2400/2500 types. It is reasonable when using many cables with different diameters. No continuous interior separation elements from one side of the chain to the other can be used. The maximum total width of the interior separators can be Bi-20. Partial division in individual blocks is possible. Option 3, shelves, can be combined with option 1, separators.
Polymer - pivoting
Polymer - locking
Aluminum "SuperTrough", Basic Version
Aluminum "SuperTrough", Heavy Duty Version
Steel guide troughs
1. Trough side parts, aluminum, 2 m
2. Glide bar, plastic, 2 m
3. Glide strips*, lateral, 2 m
4. Bottom clamp, aluminum
5. C-profile, steel galvanized
6. Screw M6 x 16
7. Sliding nut M6
8. Interface connector "Basic", plastic
10. Silencer profile, rubber
*without glide strips on request
Aluminum "Super Trough"- the igus® standard
The Aluminum "SuperTrough" is a modular guide trough system for long travels (when E-Chains® glide on themselves, as per sketch). Aluminum "SuperTrough" is available in low cost "basic versions" and can be upgraded for heavy duty applications. This universal usage makes it the igus® recommended new standard trough system.
Design specificationFurther information on "gliding application"
1. Connection element
2. Plastic glide bar
3. Bottom clamp
4. Glide strip
9. Heavy duty bracket
11. Screw M6 x 20
1. Aluminium profile
3. Heavy duty bracket
6. Silencer profile
1. Guide trough (blue)2. Gliding rail (black)3. Assembly kit (red)4. Individual fastening without C profile5. Length of rail profile
+ Simple assembly due to assembly kits+ 2 piece design - adjustable to chain width+ very rugged+ cost-effective+ wide selection
Guide trough without gliding rails Part No. 95.30, guide trough with gliding rails Part No. 95.31
Assembly sets as butt joint part no. 95.50. XX
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